Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Materials from the GCLC lunch talk on Google

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Last Friday I was invited to speak on these issues at a GCLC lunch talk on “Google Search engines and competition law“.  I truly enjoyed it.

I might develop the content of my presentation in a series of forthcoming posts, but today we’ll simply provide you with the presentations projected at the lunch talk.

I had the impression that the audience was a bit surprised at my rather unusual power point, which you can see here:

GCLC_Google_Lamadrid  (looks better if you play the slide show; also, it’s password protected, so click “read-only”).

As I explained at the event, I decided to run the risk of projecting this ppp when I learnt that Google had pledged before the FTC not to ask for injunctions aimed at protecting its intellectual property 😉 Actually, I’m much more scared of my firm’s format-strict marketing department….

I shared the panel with Cédric Argenton (TILEC) and Anne Perrot (Mapp), both of whom did a great job.  Here are their presentations:  GCLC2013_Argenton  &  GCLC_Perrot

P.S.  A necessary and fair disclosure. The power point I had in mind became real thanks to Enrique Colmenero, a terribly nice and smart guy, a techie and an entrepeneur who is now fortunately working with me on a few tech-related cases.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

12 February 2013 at 4:59 pm

6 Responses

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  1. Alphonso, congratulations for your talk. It was not only the funniest talk I have attended in a very long time, but it was also clear, insightful and courageous. Good job!


    12 February 2013 at 8:24 pm

  2. If it weren’t because of the “ph” in my name I would’ve thought it was my mom commenting 😉

    Thanks so much (although I doubt that “courageous” is an adjective that can be applied to a talk on competition law…). There was much more to be said, but time was short.

    Thanks again!

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    12 February 2013 at 8:28 pm

  3. “audience was a bit surprised at my rather unusual power point”….. such an understatement.
    What a presentation. Wow!!! I need to relearn the art from Mr. Enrique Colmenero. Mind blowing… Terrific. !!!.

    Pranav Mehra

    12 February 2013 at 8:57 pm

  4. The power point presentation was hilarious, great!

    Natalie McNelis

    13 February 2013 at 1:11 pm

  5. Congratulations Alfonso! The ppt is great and very easy to follow, and you made a good summary of competition law and Google… I now can say that I have an idea of what´s going on with search engines and competition law. Thank you!

    Carlos Bobillo Barbeito

    13 February 2013 at 1:33 pm

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